Jail, No Bail: Life In Prison | Carolina Stories - Episode 5


Life in jail for the student prisoners was grueling. News of these “jail-ins” had reached other civil rights groups, and caught the attention of SNCC (Student Non-violent Coordinating Committee). SNCC hoped to bring more publicity to the “Jail, No Bail” movement.  Prison officials responded by making the prisoners get up early in the morning to build a fence, to prevent the SNCC caravan from visiting the prisoners. The caravans tried to visit on Sundays, but the inmates never got to see the food brought to them. Some members ended up pulling out from the protest for fear of not being able to move ahead in life. For the remaining inmates left, the last three weeks were strenuous.